Prof. Avi Hefetz is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. After five years of service as a physician and commander in the army, he completed a residency at the ENT Department in Kaplan Hospital. During residency, he was accepted to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital Cancer Center in New York, where he spent a year conducting “head and neck research”, in addition to clinical practice.
Following residency, he was accepted to one of the leading departments in the United States, recognized by the American Board of Head and Neck Surgery. For two years, he specialized in oncologic head and neck surgery at Oklahoma University, working under one of the world-leading head and neck surgeons (E Jesus Medina). After returning to Israel, he was appointed a senior head and neck surgeon – at the ENT and Head and Neck Surgery department in Tel Aviv Medical Center (Ichilov).
During the last twenty years, he has been providing treatments to patients with head and neck tumors. This includes: diagnosis of tumors, various surgical removals of tumors and referral of patients to adjuvant oncological treatment and/or, if necessary, surgery-replacement treatment. In recent years, Pro. Hefetz has performed thousands of head and neck surgeries at Assuta. Among his patients have been a number of celebrities, including Prof. Yakir Aharonov (an Israel Prize laureate and nominee for the Nobel Prize in Physics, as well as holder of a US National Medal of Science. Professor Yakir underwent glossectomy and tongue reconstruction with a free flap and has been healthy for several years since the surgery), the model and actress Adi Himelbloy (who underwent thyroidectomy and cervical dissection), the celebrity Orit Rahamim (who underwent resection of a tumor in the thyroid that expanded into the chest), and many others.
To date, Prof. Avi Hefetz has published approximately 60 scientific articles in medical literature worldwide, and delivered approximately 60 presentations at professional conferences in Israel and worldwide. In addition, he has authored multiple publications in newspapers and appeared on television as an expert in his field.
Former senior lecturer on ENT medicine at Tel Aviv University.
In November 2009, Prof. Hefetz was elected as the chairman of the Israeli Society of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, a role he held till 2013.
He was recently appointed as an adviser to the Israel Cancer Association in the field of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology.
Together with Pro. Roee Landsberg and Prof. Michal Luntz, Prof. Hefetz founded the A.R.M Center in 2009.
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